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The rich pay higher taxes than the super-rich.

The rich pay higher taxes than the super-rich, according to Martin Sullivan on Tax.com. Those earning $1 million to $1.5 million a year pay an effective tax rate of 24.1 percent, while those earning more than $10 million a year pay 19.4 percent, he says. That's because the “super rich” earn so much more in capital gains — which are taxed at the lower 15 percent rate.

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